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Troutman Sanders: FERC Offers EPA Advice On Commission’s Potential Role In Clean Power Plan
Posted on 28 May 2015 by Troutman Sanders

On May 15, 2015, the FERC commissioners sent a letter to the Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) addressing two areas where FERC could contribute to maintaining reliability under EPA’s Clean Power Plan (“CPP”). FERC’s... Read More

Troutman Sanders: FERC Approves Novel NOA Amendment To Address Network Upgrades Required Solely To Accommodate QFs Siting In Constrained Areas
Posted on 28 May 2015 by Troutman Sanders

In an order issued May 21, 2015, FERC approved an amendment to PacifiCorp’s Network Operating Agreement (“NOA”) between PacifiCorp and its merchant function, PacifiCorp Energy, allowing for a new planning redispatch protocol. The amendment... Read More

Troutman Sanders LLP: FERC Reaffirms Reservation Charge Crediting Policy; Orders Changes to Gas Pipeline Tariff’s Crediting, Force Majeure and Interruption of Service Provisions
Posted on 5 Nov 2015 by Troutman Sanders

On October 15, 2015, FERC issued an order to Algonquin Gas Transmission, LLC rejecting claims that FERC had failed to make specific factual findings to support its conclusion that the existing absence of reservation charge crediting provisions in Algonquin’s... Read More

Babst Calland: Application for Mountain Valley Pipeline Filed with FERC
Posted on 27 Oct 2015 by Babst Calland

By Nikolas E. Tysiak According to the Washington Observer-Reporter , a formal application for the Mountain Valley Pipeline was filed with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (“FERC”) last week. The pipeline will extend 301 miles and... Read More

Troutman Sanders LLP: FERC Issues Order Addressing Policies and Procedures for Market-Based Rate Applications for Natural Gas Storage
Posted on 5 Nov 2015 by Troutman Sanders

On October 15, 2015, FERC issued Opinion No. 538 denying ANR Storage Company’s (“ANRS”) application for market-based rates (“MBR”) for natural gas storage service. FERC noted that the matter was the first fully-litigated... Read More

Troutman Sanders: AWEA Petitions FERC to Significantly Reform Pro Forma Generator Interconnection Procedures and Agreement
Posted on 17 Jul 2015 by Troutman Sanders

On July 7, 2015, the Commission issued a notice calling for comments on a Petition for Rulemaking filed by the American Wind Energy Association (“AWEA”) on June 19, 2015 in Docket No. RM15-21-000. In its petition, AWEA requested that the Commission... Read More